Dutchess County NY Information


Dutchess County Subdivisions

Dutchess County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 298,385
Population in Households 278,605
Population in Familes 227,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,780
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 109,208
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 73,382
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,018 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,190 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,537 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $272,284
Average Home Value $307,490


Median Household Income $75,093
Average Household Income $93,628
Per Capita Income $35,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.18%
Households 0.22% 0.24%
Families 0.13% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dutchess County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dutchess County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 77th
Population Density1 # 18 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 12 82nd
Median Household Income # 8 89th
Per Capita Income # 8 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.